Overturned Pill Bottle

Opioids, obesity, not 'despair deaths', raising mortality rates for whites

July 19, 2017

A new study by CU Boulder mortality researchers found that drug-related deaths among middle-aged white men have soared 25-fold since 1980. But contrary to recent reports, suicide and alcohol-related mortality has not increased substantially. The paper challenges the idea that economically-influenced "despair deaths" are killing middle-age white men, pointing to prescription painkillers and obesity instead.

A patient prepares to undergo radiation therapy.

Discovery could lead to fewer side effects, better results for cancer patients

July 19, 2017

A revelation in radiation-induced bystander effect (RIBE) could have broad implications for cancer patients suffering side effects from radiotherapy.

Cross-Coupling Experiment

Research could zap heavy metals out of drug production

July 18, 2017

The process by which pharmaceutical drugs are created might soon be changing due to the research by one University of Colorado Boulder professor.

hearing

Babies with hearing loss need early intervention, but only half get it

July 13, 2017

Children with hearing loss who are diagnosed by 3 months of age and receive interventions by 6 months develop a far greater vocabulary than those whose diagnosis and treatment come later, according to a CU Boulder study published this week in the journal Pediatrics.

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